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The Sign of Four is the second story by Conan Doyle about the exploits of Sherlock Holmes From the moment Mary Morstan tells Holmes about the mysterious disappearance of her father and the yearly gift of a pearl from an unknown benefactor, Holmes and his companion Watson are involved in an exotic tale of stolen treasure, secret oaths and murder, culminating in a breath taking chase down the Thames Holmes is on top form, and Watson falls in love David Timson won the Audiobook of the Year Award for his reading of this, the first Sherlock Holmes novel PLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio

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  1. Andy Dutton Andy Dutton says:

    Sherlock Holmes can be a tough nut to crack you have to concentrate on the language, there are times where there are a lot of words for the sake of words, and the narrative doesn t feel like it s moving But there are also times when you can build a head of momentum, and as you read, you get swept away with the rhythm of the writing.This is my second Sherlock book now, and my current assessment would be that it can sometimes be hard to be motivated to read them, but once you get going, they are hard to put down.A fun story, and will definitely continue with the Sherlock cannon

  2. MsDocker MsDocker says:

    My first Sherlock Holmes story This was on my list of required reading for university and found it to be a humorous, easy read It was very amusing to discover the real Sherlock Holmes is coke addict This short read definitely left me wanting to read of the stories.

  3. Heather Lawson Heather Lawson says:

    I d like to start this off by saying that I have loved almost every incarnation of Sherlock Holmes that I have watched on TV Movies There s something about his unique style of detecting that I find fascinating I went into this with an open mind I knew that it was written a long time ago, and being honest I don t tend to like the writing from this era and I was pleasantly surprised when it didn t drag on like I assumed it would.The story was actually shorter than I had expected but it allowed for the action to move swiftly, for Sherlock to display his detecting skills and show off a little, and let us get to know Watson and the beginning of his relationship with Mary Marsten.For my first foray into Arthur Conan Doyle s writing, The Sign of Four was a great read Full of mystery and intrigue, stolen gold and mysterious thieves who can vanish without a trace.I ll definitely be looking up Sherlock Holmes stories at some point.

  4. Carolyn Devine Carolyn Devine says:

    This edition reads as if it has been translated from a foreign n language by somebody with poor English Americanised words like hassle buddy , guy abound and it frequently makes no sense A pity I can t complain to the publisher because it is unreadable and was a waste of money I was quite amazed to read the other reviews as this Kindle edition makes very little sense

  5. Officer Dibble Officer Dibble says:

    Holmes is an extraordinary character even for 21st Century readers, quite what the Victorians made of him would be worthy of considerable study Watson is a chap of the first water and narrator of this gallop through foggy streets, pools of lamplight and bediamonded women.The real star is Toby the Hound sniffing his way across the entire Greater London area Enjoyable read let down by the final, lugubrious, exposition chapter.

  6. molko molko says:

    Having been a long time fan of crime fiction I felt it only necessary that I should have a look at the Holmes and Watson series, where undeniably the detective genre truly began in its current form This story is of course set in London, but it also has ties to India, offering some interesting view points on colonial Britain The mystery, by today s standards, fairly plods along But the characterisation is a adroit and the insight into London at the time is a true treat to behold.If you re a fan of mysteries then look no further This offers a great insight into where the genre has come from Though this edition is not a fancy one, it offers you everything you could need and at such a small price it s hard to quibble If you re looking for a comprehensive edition then there are available but this one should serve you just fine.

  7. Anna Anna says:

    The old ones are the best and this book proves that A great read and a great book to have in my collection We are spoiled with these free books from , what s not to like I am happy Thank you greatly.

  8. Louise Louise says:

    The second of the Sherlock Holmes series and I really enjoyed it, maybe not as much as the first but still a good read It is nice to read these books because I like to see where the writers of the Sherlock TV series and Sherlock Holmes films get the inspiration from Words and phrases are exactly the same on the screen as in the books which is very nice to see We are introduced to Mary Morstan in The Sign of Four and it is another testing case for Mr Holmes and Dr Watson Will continue reading this series.

  9. Meera Devi Meera Devi says:

    It was the worst experience as ever i had I was very much excited to read the book when it was delivered, but i was very much dissappointed to receive the book I am fan of Arthur Conan Doyle s writing And what i received was an abridged version which was not even mentioned anywhere Even the main aspects of the story were cut from it So it was very much embarassing And i suggest u not buy this abridged version.

  10. indiejones indiejones says:

    Eine weitere Sherlock Holmes Geschichte, ein weiterer Fall The Sign of Four ist die zweite Holmes Story, die Doyle jemals ver ffentlicht hat, und doch ist sie fesselnd und clever konstruiert.Sherlock unterh lt Watson und den Leser, indem er Goethe zitiert, es geschehen mysteri se Dinge und zweifelhafte Gestalten tauchen auf Eine wilde und gef hrliche Jagd nach einem l ngst verlorenen Schatz beginnt.Diese Geschichte war an manchen Stellen unterhaltsam und lustig, aber ich kann die frauenfeindlichen und oft rassistischen Ideen und Ansichten, die von fast jeder Figur zum Ausdruck gebracht wurden, nicht bersehen Inselbewohner aus dem Indischen Ozean werden als Wilde bezeichnet, ein bestimmter Charakter aus dieser Region wird zu zahlreichen Zeiten als teuflisch, abscheulich, entsetzlich usw bezeichnet Vergessen wir nicht, dass Doyle in der Lage war, eine detaillierte Beschreibung von den Stra en Londons zu geben, obwohl der Autor dort nicht wohnte er benutzte einen Stadtplan , es ihm aber gelang, den Sikh Figuren muslimische Namen zu geben.Ich genoss die Geschichte als das, was sie war, aber die immer wieder rassistischen und frauenfeindlichen Kommentare veranlassen mich, seine B cher gegen eine Wand zu werfen.

  11. Katja L. Katja L. says:

    The Sign of the Four 3 stars and it was humorous I enjoyed it much on the reread.Content Slight swearing, drinking, smoking Sherlock s morphine cocaine addiction is revealed condemned by Watson a gruesome bloodless murder another somewhat horrifying murder mentioned.A Favourite Quote Well, I gave my mind a thorough rest by plunging into a chemical analysis One of our greatest statesmen has said that a change of work is the best rest A Favourite Beautiful Quote It was a September evening, and not yet seven o clock, but the day had been a dreary one, and a dense drizzly fog lay low upon the great city Mud coloured clouds drooped sadly over the muddy streets Down the Strand the lamps were but misty splotches of diffused light, which threw a feeble circular glimmer upon the slimy pavement The yellow glare from the shop windows streamed out into the steamy, vaporous air, and threw a murky, shifting radiance across the crowded thoroughfare There was, to my mind, something eerie and ghost like in the endless procession of faces which flitted across these narrow bars of light sad faces and glad, haggard and merry A Favourite Humorous Quote Miss Morstan s demeanour was as resolute and collected as ever I endeavoured to cheer and amuse her by reminiscences of my adventures in Afghanistan but, to tell the truth, I was myself so excited at our situation, and so curious as to our destination, that my stories were slightly involved To this day she declares that I told her one moving anecdote as to how a musket looked into my tent at the dead of night, and how I fired a double barrelled tiger cub at it.

  12. Saurabh Kumar Saurabh Kumar says:

    Well, I actually wish to give this novel four and a half stars, alas, doesn t have the half star option.This story first appeared in Lippincott s Monthly Magazine, Philadelphia, USA, February 1890 The story is set in 1888 in Holmesian time.Everything is so right about this tale Little wonder then that Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson continue to be in demand, both via books and televised web adaptations.The last chapter, in particular, is gorgeously absorbing I cannot wait to read the next in the series.

  13. adamwoodsaus adamwoodsaus says:

    An interesting story but after finishing this, my second Conan Doyle novel, I am once again left slightly disappointed with the part Sherlock Holmes plays.His powers of deduction are legend but Im not sure why In the first two stories his deduction skills take a backseat to his impressive general knowledge And I find that much less exciting and satisfying.It is hard for me to avoid comparing two of the world s most famous mystery writers Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dame Agatha Christie And for me the master is obvious Doyle s tales are entertaining and rich is historic context, but Christie s novels create an excitement in the reader that Holmes cannot touch Christie allows the reader to gather clues and make educated guesses It is so satisfying to deduce the murderer in Poirot novels and it s frankly equally fulfilling to be fooled by Christie s genius With Holmes, that s not on the cards and I find the stories less engaging because of that.I probably wouldn t bother with a third Holmes, if it weren t for the fact that the next is The Hound of the Baskervilles, which I am led to believe is one of the best.